According to our poll, 36 percent of Americans think that the average citizen is prepared for anything!
Kim Jong-un insists on playing with nuclear weapons in an effort to develop a missile that can get one to the United States. Trump is pushing China to get North Korea under control through increased sanctions. China hasn’t committed to anything. Whether China pushes the sanctions or not, Kim Jong-un is an unpredictable loose cannon, so anything is possible. Is the average American prepared for what seems like an inevitable war with North Korea? One study, conducted by FEMA, says that only 39 percent of Americans are prepared for a disaster.
North Korea would seem to have their sights set on a nuclear war, but may not have the capability. However, what they are more than capable of is biological warfare. For most Americans, the threat of nuclear war seems like something out of a sci-fi novel. But biological warfare is something that has existed in almost every war — and it’s not the only plausible threat. Think also in terms of technology and how much we depend on it.
We’ve mentioned before that a war with North Korea could send the economy into a downward spiral. America is still recovering from the economic influence of 9/11, and the wounds of major banks and companies tightening the reins are still healing over. What’s your plan, should we go to war with North Korea and experience not just the direct impact of weapons heading in our direction, but the indirect impact on the financial sector?
North Korea has made every indication that they want some kind of war on the mainland of America. That means Americans need to be prepared to survive. While the scenario may not seem likely, North Korea’s leader isn’t mentally stable enough to make it impossible. This isn’t like gunfire and cannons, either. There are elements you can’t even see.
According to the Rule of 3 for survival, you can only last about 3 hours in harsh weather without a shelter. You can last 3 weeks without food and 3 days without water. If you’re reading this, you most likely have a shelter, but can it withstand severe temperatures without electricity or do you have another power source? And if you’re on city water, or don’t have a hand pump for your well, water could become an issue. You might think food isn’t an issue, but what do you do when the freezer doesn’t have power or you can’t use your stove or microwave?
The point is, North Korea is a very real threat, and something that most Americans aren’t prepared for. But, there is no time like the present to get started, whether you plan financially or start stocking up on canned goods and bottled water. At the very least, it may be time to dig in to some survival planning. You can start by taking a closer look at some of the topics below.
- Alternate means of obtaining, storing and preparing food and water
- Sound investment planning you can do on your own
- Natural healing from your own backyard
- Stocking and maintaining medical supplies
- Independent power sources and how to use and maintain them
- Home defense
Whether we go to war with North Korea or not, history has shown us that it’s a good idea to be prepared for anything, including inclement weather, war and natural disasters. How well prepared are you?